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Lone Star (1952)

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Ex-President Andrew Jackson sends Texan Devereux Burke back home on a mission to facilitate Sam Houston's drive for U.S. statehood.

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Cast

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Devereaux Burke
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Martha Ronda
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Thomas Craden
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Minniver Bryan
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Anthony Demmet
James Burke ...
Luther Kilgore
William Farnum ...
Tom Crockett
Lowell Gilmore ...
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Lucius Cook ...
Seth Moulton
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Ric Roman ...
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Rip-roaring big star, big budget semi-historical story about cattle baron Devereaux Burke, who is enlisted by an aging Andrew Jackson to dissuade Sam Houston from establishing Texas as a republic. Burke must fight state senator Thomas Craden, in the process winning the heart of Craden's newspaper-editor girlfriend Martha Ronda. Written by Lew Amack (LAlawMedMBA@aol.com)

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statehood | texan | senator | texas | duel | See more »

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It's Big In Love and Action! See more »


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8 February 1952 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Lionel Barrymore's last movie. He had previously played U.S President Andrew Jackson in The Gorgeous Hussy (1936). Beulah Bondi, who plays Minniver Bryan, played Jackson's wife, Rachel Jackson, in the previous film. See more »

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Throughout the film, they use pistols and rifles that did not exist at the time Texas entered the union. See more »

Quotes

Devereaux Burke: Texas is a lot bigger than most all the states of the union, and grows beautiful women too.
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Referenced in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

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Moonlight Is Meant for Lovers
Sung by Ava Gardner
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conflicting feelings in Texas
18 June 2003 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After reading some not so great reviews about this film and having seen once a colorized and dubbed version on Brazilian TV, which I found very confusing, I had a good surprise when I saw the original version on VHS. This is an unusual western which describes very well the conflicting feelings in Texas before it became a state. The leaders that want Texas as an independent country are hanging on to the words of Sam Houston, which is far away making peace between the Apaches. Clark Gable goes there to hear from Houston his real opinion. Ava Gardner is against joining the Union, and so is Broderick Crawford. Crawford is fanatic about his beliefs. In spite of showing a political story, there is plenty of action, making the film quite enjoyable. Ava is at her best, she even sings. Also the black and white photography is quite good.


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